— I can’t remember the last time I wrote a news story that sounded as if it came from someone who had lived through a natural disaster.
But for years, it has been my job to document those disasters, and to tell the stories of those whose lives were forever changed.
After the deadly wildfires in southern California last year, I got involved in the media by writing a column about what it means to be in the path of a major wildfire.
Then, when the first death toll was announced in a California wildfire, I knew what it meant to be part of the story.
And now, as we head into the summer months and our states continue to struggle with the effects of drought, it is difficult not to look at the wildfire story and wonder what we will be doing next.
There are no easy answers, and none that I can come up with.
But I think we can all agree that we are not going to be the ones to make it happen.
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